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Letter to Colonel Thompson


In Congress, Thursday, November 9, 1775.

The Congress met according to adjournment.

And yesterday' s Journal was read.

Information being laid before the Congress that Thomas Brown passed yesterday through Dorchester, probably to increase the commotion raised in the back country by Patrick Cunningham,

Ordered, That Mr˙ President do immediately issue his Warrant for apprehending the said Patrick Brown.

And the following Warrant was accordingly issued:

In Provincial Congress, November 9, 1775.

SIR: You are ordered, without delay, to use the most effectual means for apprehending and bringing to Charlestown the body of Thomas Brown, charged before this Congress with having violated the treaty of Ninety-Six. And in the performance of this service you are authorized to impress horses from any person or persons, to whom reasonable allowances will be made for all horses so impressed: And for which this shall be your warrant.

By order of Congress:


To Lieutenant-Colonel William Thomson.